A Mary time on J Street. All I have to say is WOW. I was one of the people who wrote a not so favorable comment awhile ago so when my co-workers wanted to go to Hamburger Marys I was very hesitant. Im glad they convinced me. Things have vastly changed since my last experience at Marys. The food actually made it to our table quick even though they were in the middle of a lunch rush. Best of all it was hot and fresh ? I got the spicy fries and not only were they crispy but seasoned perfectly ? A major improvement over last time! The only complain that I have is that I didn?t have enough room to finish everything. Im glad I went back and gave Mary a second chance. I will be back for sure!
Father's Day at Hamburger Mary's. Hamburger Mary's on 17th and J in downtown Sacramento is great for its location and decor. So not pretentious. Food is average, if not below average, but the prices can be reasonable. The service was extremely on the ball, but at times the restaurants noise made it difficult for us to hear our waitress and likewise for her to her us. She did get my order wrong, but I don't consider it her fault. I went there with my family for Father's Day. My relatively old parents felt young and hip to be there, while my late-teenage nephews felt the place was cool. It is rare that a restaurant can bridge such a large generation gap. And afterwords, we all went to The Beat Records across the street and shopped for all the different variety of music that we like.
User review by mootilldawn.
OVER-RATED *clap clap clap clap clap* Certainly not the BEST hamburger i've ever eaten, but certainly not the worst. Caeser salad...average. Seasoned fries, not all they are cracked up to be. Overall a decent meal for a decent price.
Extremely loud atmosphere, almost to the point where I couldn't hear my date talk. On the other hand its plenty of fun for large groups under the influence (alcohol can be had at their full bar in the front of the restaurant).
Do not waste your time here!!!. As chains go there are good ones and bad ones. This a bad one. The service is slow and well below average, and with no personality. The Hambuger is no better than the average burger, at any cheap hamburger house, on every street corner . When I lived in Long Beach, CA, I was a regular at the Hamburger Mary's,were there food and servce is superb. I asked to sub the fries for onion rings, and was told the only way to get onion rings was to order a side for $5.50. In Long Beach, you can always sub fries for $1.50. I was quite surprised at how dingy and dirty this restaurant was. This place needs an overhall, new paint, new wait staff, and new cooks, and hopefully they will have a nice friendly personality and warm smile.
teriyaki burgers totally rule!!!!!. went a while back and had the teriyaki burger and chili cheese fries. they were so good!!!! can't wait to go back.... and i shall.
It may be part of a chain, but the food is consistently satisfactory, the videos are cool and the decor is something special..
Located right in Midtown, this restaurant keeps alive the Mary's tradition of attracting a large gay clientele. Perhaps it's the chance of catching Divine on the video screen, or Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" (which was in heavy rotation a while back). Maybe it's the attractive servers and bartenders. Whatever it is, Mary's is usually bustling. Eclectic furniture and gorgeous flying mermaids will certainly hold your attention until dinner arrives.
Or maybe it's the reliable standard fare, ranging from breakfast specials to big burgers and sandwiches to Mary's Fries coated in seasonings. A veggie patty is a great alternative to beef, especially on the Meaty Mushroom.
Although they have a fully stocked bar, save the liquor for after dinner-- we all know beer or soda tastes best with burgers.
Old School Type Food. We used to be regulars at Mary's. We started to notice that the quality had gone away. Loved the burgers and fries.
Oh Mary! Hamburgers are Devine!. I never knew Hamburger Mary's was a chain... definantly eclectic... the staff was, for the most part friendly and service was good. I especially like the hot and spicy fries they serve. Go if you are in an adventerous mood and want something more than your average hamburger joint.
Awful Service. I am just amazed at how many people have had good experiences here. I would eat at the Hamburger Mary's in San Diego and Seattle and figured that I would have similiar luck in Sac. While the food was decent and the mermaids cool the people who work there are unbelievable. I have given the place several tries and it is always the same, they ignore you when you arrive, getting your food in less than 45 min is a miracle, and it is often charred. Bad place.
Margaritas.... the best in Sacramento, seriously, and they're cheap! The spicy fries are great! As are the hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.
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